Learning Resources for Early Literacy

Early literacy does not mean teaching young children how to read. Instead, it means helping children develop the skills they will need to become successful readers. Early literacy activities build six language skills that help children make sense of printed words when they start reading. For resources to help develop early literacy skills, choose from the following:

Storytime Book Bundles

Choose from a variety of topics (dinosaurs, colors, pumpkins, things that go, fairy tales, etc.), and get 3 to 5 books and a sheet of corresponding activities. It’s an easy way to include storytime in your day. Call 508-823-1344 or e-mail jmckinney@sailsinc.org.

Early Learning Backpacks

Sprout Early Learning Backpacks are a fun resource for parents and caregivers to encourage reading readiness. Each backpack is themed and typically includes pictures book, educational games or toys and an activity guide to teach concepts related to math science language and social and emotional development. Select from 11 backpacks promoting cause & effect, grouping & categorizing, spatial relationships, memory, problem solving and imitation.

Miss Humblebee’s Academy

Miss Humblebee’s Academy is an awarding winning site for teaching pre-literacy skills. It is designed for children in preschool through kindergarten based on the Common Core State Standards, and the research of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework. Recommended for children ages 3 to 6.

Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing

Helps parents recognize their power to boost their children’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday action—like describing things while walking outside, or singing songs together during bath time. Using books, parent videos, text messaging, social media, and information from expert partners, Talking is Teaching empowers parents and caregivers with fun and easy ways to improve their babies’ learning.

Just for Fun!

PBS Kids  Educational games and videos from Curious George, Wild Kratts and other PBS KIDS shows!

Pete the Cat  Meet Pete the Cat, star of the bestselling Pete the Cat book series by James Dean! Join the groovy fun with Pete the Cat songs, animated videos and downloadable Pete the Cat activities.

Seussville—the official home of Dr. Seuss on the Web—is the place for children of all ages to play and learn with Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully whimsical books and classic characters.

Storyline Online Members of the Screen Actors Guild read their favorite books.

Nick, Jr. Educational games and videos featuring all your friends at Nickelodeon – Peppa Pig, Dora the Explorer, Paw Patrol and more!